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    Kindergarten Worksheets and Phonics Activities

    good morning readers! It’s been a little while since I did an update on what the Teeny Tot is doing. We just got back from spring break and she’s been working diligently on her kindergarten year. She’s reading well now, and still having fun doing all of the K4 Kindergarten activities along with … [Read More...]

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    Create Your Own Bundle Discount!

    Good morning fellow educators! I know it’s getting to be that time of year again. The one where you’re not quite finished with the current school year, but are starting to research, gather curriculum, and plan for next year.    Today I have a special treat for you all, and it’s … [Read More...]

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    Taking Charge of Your Child’s Education

    We start from day one feeding them, bathing them, and loving them. And as our children grow, we begin to teach them how to do things on their own. Then along comes the discussion of their future. Do you want to give your child the best start in life possible? Do you want to get more involved in … [Read More...]

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    We’re on Spring Break! YAY!

    Hi everyone! We've been on spring break this week, so I’m taking the rest of the week off of blogging too! We don’t always take a spring break, but this year allowed for it, and everyone agreed that we needed a break before we finish off our year. So I made an executive decision and gave everyone … [Read More...]

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    WIP Wednesday: Let Them Eat Cake Quilt

    Good morning readers! I have another fun WIP post for you today.  Fat Quarter Shop is hosting a Snapshots quilt along benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. There are some super cute blocks in this quilt along so make sure to check them out! Each month they’re sending out a free … [Read More...]

MAR
09
2015

A-Z Alphabetical Order Puzzle

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Good morning everyone! I hope you’re all continuing to enjoy and use our new homeschooling community! I am blown away by the response we received, and I’m so glad that it seems to be of benefit to so many people! I have another fun freebie to share with you today! For those of you who don’t know, I created the K4 Number Order Puzzles quite awhile ago, and so I thought it would be fun to have an alphabetical order puzzle as well. I’ve had this on my “to-do” list for quite some time, and finally had the chance to sit down and make it!     --> Download the A-Z Alphabetical Order Puzzle here! <--   Directions: Print the A-Z Alphabetical Order Puzzle download on copy paper, or cardstock if you would like to re-use it. Have students cut along the solid lines to create puzzle pieces. Next have them place the pieces in alphabetical order to complete the puzzle. You can laminate and re-use this puzzle, or have them glue the pieces in order on a … [Read more...]

MAR
04
2015

March 2015 Holidays & Fun Days

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Welcome to the monthly holiday’s and fun days post everyone! It’s March. And for me, that means that I have serious spring fever…it also means that I’m looking out the window and seeing about a foot of snow. Normally I love the snow. But why can’t it come down like this when it’s actually Christmas time? I mean by March I’m ready for warm weather, and I’m definitely ready to get outside and get some exercise! I feel like we’ve been stuck inside for months now and I’m getting cabin fever! But no worries, I’ve got a bunch of fun days to celebrate this month, and knowing Colorado, it’ll be sunny and 70 tomorrow. Better get out the flip-flops just in case. What’s March like where you live? Holidays: Irish American Month National Craft Month March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Fun Days: March 1 National Pig Day – Oh my goodness! Tinker Bell LOVES pigs! And she’ll be thrilled to know that there’s actually a day dedicated to pigs! Take a couple of minutes to learn all about … [Read more...]

MAR
02
2015

Visit me on Instagram!

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Hi everyone! I’m excited to announce that I’ve finally caught up with the Instagram train and decided to hop on! For a long time I just didn’t have time to figure out another social media outlet, but I think I’ve mostly figured it out and am having lots of fun over there! Blogging takes some time, but Instagram is fast! And I can easily put up quick pics on Instagram and it will even post to my Facebook and Twitter as well, so that makes it really nice and easy for me to use! I’ve been posting pretty much daily, and that includes homeschooling pics, quilting pics, crafts, food, and whatever else we’re doing that seems interesting at the moment! That means you get to see a little more into our lives and not just what I deem worthy of an actual blog post ;o)   For example my Instagram followers were the first ones to know that I got a bee in my bonnet and decided to rearrange our homeschool room! And yes, I do have a new tour video coming up … [Read more...]

MAR
01
2015

March 2015 Monthly Meal Plan

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Guess what time it is? Yep, you got it right, it’s time for another monthly meal plan! March is already upon us, and that means we only have about 3 more months before schools out for summer! Yay! And yes, I have a bit of spring fever here. Colorado has been crazy, 70 degrees one day, and snowing the next. I basically keep a pair of flip-flops and my Uggs at the front door, so I can decide on the way out which ones to wear. Anyway, I have a new monthly meal plan for you all today! Hope you enjoy it. Download the March 2015 Menu: March 2015 Meal Plan PDF March 2015 Meal Plan – Word Doc (editable) For more fun recipes, visit my Recipes Page! Here are some of our favorite smoothie recipes, just click on the image below! … [Read more...]

FEB
25
2015

COAH Community Kickoff Day 4

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Welcome to the last day of my COAH Community kickoffs!  I have a really exciting giveaway for you today, so make sure you read all the way to the bottom.  I am so excited about how well this week has gone and how fun it has been in the community.  I will be hanging out there and hope you all will continue to join me!   As you might be able to tell from my blog, I H.E.A.R.T school supplies! And I have several helpful school supply organization posts to prove it! I mean just look at all of these goodies! I’m a total sucker for freshly sharpened pencils, new glue sticks, highlighters, fresh paper stacks, and those cute little animal erasers that nobody actually uses. Actually one time we found a pack of sushi shaped erasers. Be still my heart.   Anyone else like school supplies?   And I know you’ve all seen my supply caddy that literally holds our Ikea school desks in place. I honestly do LOVE this thing! It’s called the Making Memories … [Read more...]

FEB
24
2015

COAH Community Kickoff Day 3

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Oh my goodness! You guys are so much fun! I’m having so much fun reading your comments, and posts! For today’s forum discussion, I thought we could talk all about lesson planning, and scheduling! So let’s head over to the COAH Community and talk all about our favorite planning tips and tricks! I personally like to plan out our entire year, even though there’s a possibility something will change. It’s been my experience that having my year completely planned out makes my year go more smoothly and reduces my amount of stress during the year as well. Changing just one thing is quite easily done. Some people prefer to schedule only a few weeks or months in advance since things might change. Homeschooling schedules can be very flexible based on your own needs, so again, do what works best for the needs of your family. I like planning ahead because it frees up my nights and weekends since all of my scheduling is already complete. All you have to do each Friday afternoon … [Read more...]

FEB
23
2015

COAH Community Kickoff Day 2

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Hi everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the new COAH Community! I’m having a blast, and I’ve decided that this whole week I’ll be doing fun giveaways and prizes for all of my new chatting friends! For today’s forum discussion, I thought we could talk all about history and geography! So let’s head over to the COAH Community and talk all about our favorite history curriculum! We’re currently using the Time Traveler’s Units and loving them! They include fun hands-on activities that make learning about our history a little more interesting and fun for our family. We also really enjoyed using our Expedition Earth, or Road Trip USA. And since we’re discussing history today, I thought it would be fun to giveaway a copy of both of them!     I’ve also added two new categories, so make sure to check them out! 1. Prayer Requests: I'd love for this community to help encourage others, and lift each other up! Use this area to post prayer requests, praise … [Read more...]

FEB
22
2015

COAH Community Kickoff!

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Hi everyone! I have some super exciting news! Some of my most visited posts are my curriculum forum discussions. Commenting on old blog posts can be a pain and don’t get looked at very often. So, we wanted to create an area where we can have ongoing conversations, ask questions, and generally chat up a storm! So my amazing and talented husband created a homeschooling forum for all of us to use! YAY!! And as a kick off I have a fun week of discussions, and giveaways going on, so make sure to check back daily to see what we’re talking about and how to win some free homeschooling goodies!     What is this community about? The short answer is homeschooling, but the long answer is everything! I’m so excited about the forum, I hope it will be a great place where we can all go and get to know each other, build up a support group, ask questions, get help, encourage one another, and share fun things! That means that you can come here and talk about … [Read more...]

FEB
18
2015

Ham, Egg, & Cheese Bagel Breakfast Sandwich

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Hi everyone, I have another fast and easy breakfast recipe for you today! My son loves breakfast sandwiches and he loves bagels. So he’s been asking for these breakfast bagels quite a bit lately. And they’re super easy too, which is just what I need! Ingredients: Bagels Eggs Cheese Ham (You can use sausage patties too!) Butter or cooking spray Directions: Melt a couple of tablespoons of butter in a skillet on medium heat. You can substitute cooking spray if you like, it’s mainly to keep the eggs from sticking. Crack an egg in to the skillet, and cook until done on one side, then flip. Place your bagel open sides down onto the skillet just to toast it a bit and heat it up. If you like you can warm a piece of ham or cook a sausage patty in the skillet as well. Once your egg is done, simply place the bottom half of the bagel on a plate and top it with the egg, ham slice, cheese, and the top half of the bagel. And voila’! You’re done! Egg, ham, and … [Read more...]

FEB
17
2015

WIP Wednesday: Playful Petals Quilt

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Good morning readers! I have another fun WIP post for you today! I’ve been working on this super cute Petals quilt, and it’s almost done! As soon as I saw the cover of the Playful Petals book by Corey Yoder from Little Miss Shabby I knew I wanted to try and make one. There was only one small problem. I’ve never done applique’ before. Then again, I’ve never really quilted before either! So I figured I’d give it a shot. I mean why not start off with something difficult like applique’ first? Then everything else will seem easy right!? I don’t feel like I do a very accurate job at the cutting process yet, so anytime I can save some time and sweat I do! That’s why I’m totally digging pre-cuts. Now I will say that they’re a bit more pricey, so if you’re good at cutting, then you’ll want to buy your fabric by the yard. Me, not so much. So I went for a Moda Bella Bleached White (9900-98) layer cake, and a matching jelly roll. Yum! Not only are these super cute, but … [Read more...]